HP F210 Car Camcorder Review

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Technical Specifications
Maximum Resolution 1080p
Channels 1
Loop Recording Yes
G Sensor Yes
Auto On/Off Yes
Parking Mode
Date & Time Stamp Yes
Display Screen 2.4″
GPS Internal
WIFI
Viewing Angle (diag.) 128°
Max.Card Support 32GB
Other Specifications
Brand Name HP
Release Date Mid-2013
Day Time Video Quality Excellent – Sample Video
Night Time Video Quality Good – Sample Video
Reliability Very Good
Power Adapter Yes
Size 2.76×1.4×1.22 inches
Operating Temperature -10°C to +60°C
Discreetness Average
Our Rating 3/5
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HP F210 Car Camcorder – Our Review

It’s not at all a secret anymore that the dashboard camera market is all heated up with some big players like HP competing with other small dash cam manufacturers.

HP launched the F210 car camcorder in mid-2013; it’s based on Ambarella iOne processor and uses Aptina 3135 CMOS as digital image sensor.

FP 210 is a small sized car camcorder measuring 2.76×1.4×1.22 inches; despite being black in color, this dash cam is not so discreet due to its unusual square shape.

F210’s video quality during day is outstanding, whereas it’s only good during night time (See Video Samples). Everything’s recorded at 1080p (Full HD) resolution @ 30 FPS or 720p (HD) resolution @ 60 FPS. It even features a high power LED for night time and low light conditions.

Some users report that video recorded with HP F210 is wobbly; that’s because of rigid mounting bracket provided with the dash cam. There’s no resolution to this problem as per now.

While memory card support is up to 32GB, the viewing angle of F210 is only 128°; that’s a bit lower than other dash cams like Mini 0803 (135°) and Shadow Recorder GT680W (160°).

Apart from standard features like G-Sensor, loop recording, auto on/off, date and time stamp in video etc. it features an internal GPS system. There’s a very convenient 2.4” LCD display screen that does its job pretty well.

The build quality of HP F210 is brilliant; the menu, manual and other details are in understandable English. The menu is easy to use and the camera is a breeze to configure. Users report that the PC software provided with the camera is not any good. As a workaround, you can use 3rd party software for viewing videos.

You can choose to display speed in MPH or KMPH; however, some users report that they had difficulty doing this. A resolution is to reset the dash cam by pressing the power button for 10 seconds and then choose your option.

All in all it’s a good dashboard camera, but it still has its share of issues to be resolved.

We’ve provided day and night time video samples of HP F210, that’ll help you to take decision on buying this dash cam. Check them out.

HP F210 Car Camcorder – Video Samples

We request you to view the video in full screen and choose the maximum resolution; this will give you a better understanding of video quality captured by the dashboard camera.

Day Time Video Sample:

There’s no doubt that the day time video quality of HP F210 is pretty awesome. The video is crystal clear and the camera works like a charm.

Night Time Video Sample:

As mentioned above the night time video quality of F210 is good and way better than the HP F200, but, it still stays behind some other dashboard cameras like the Mini 0803.

HP F210 – User Manual

Download the HP F210 user manual here.

HP F210 – Firmware

Download the HP F210 firmware here; (please take caution while updating firmware of your dash cam; we aren’t responsible if your dash cam suffers any loss after firmware upgrade).

HP F210 Car Camcorder – Our Verdict

While HP F210 car camcorder comes from a big brand and works awesome during day and good during night time; we think that there are still few issues left to be taken care of.

Alternatively, if you want to buy a big brand camera, we suggest you buy the HP F310.

Otherwise, go for Abeo HDVR 150 (the best dash cam in mid-range) or Mini 0801 the most kick ass dash cam of all times.

Priced at $299.99 $119.85 (Amazon US, at the time of writing) F210 is still a decent car camcorder.

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